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Coutinho Responds To Reports Linking Him With Liverpool Return
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Coutinho Responds To Reports Linking Him With Liverpool Return

Austin Papi

The Brazilian midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, who left Liverpool to join Barcelona in January 2018 for a club-record fee of £142 million after spending five years at Anfield, has been linked to the Merseyside outfit for a return move.

Coutinho failed to stamp his authority with the Catalan giants and was sent on loan to Bundesliga club, Bayern Munich.

He is still striving to make an impact in Germany too, and subsequent reports claim Barcelona are ready to sell the 27-year-old player for a slashed fee of £77 million.

Liverpool have now be linked with bringing their former star player back to Anfield. However, the player himself seems to have ruled out his return, by saying he wouldn’t look back and only wants to look forward in his career.

His words in full;

“Liverpool is flying, and it doesn’t surprise me. We’ve seen it already last year when it won the Champions League, but I’m also not surprised because of their fantastic squad and manager,” he told Sports Illustrated.

“I am so happy for them, because I have so many friends there, former teammates–so I’m just so happy for them–but that’s all. I don’t look back.

“I took another path, and now I am on another journey, much like everyone else. I’m focused entirely–just like them–on reaching my dreams. I’m happy with what I did in the past, and now I can only look forward.”

Reports from Germany suggest Bayern are still very unsure if they will make his loan move permanent even after Coutinho scored seven goals and made eights assists in 27 games.